Gold Bars

Lisa Byrd Recipe

By Lisa Byrd MaeveLola

Prep Time:
No-Cook or Other

When I was a kid, we had a "snack bar" at our middle school where you could buy all kinds of goodies. Gold Bars were very popular & always sold out quickly.

I love how easy they are to make & the compliments I get whenever I make them, well those don't hurt. Haha!

NOTE: I like to use creamy Jif peanut butter, but the choice is yours. I also like to use dark chocolate chips. I feel that the peanut butter & confectioner's sugar adds enough sweetness.


1 c
butter, melted
2 c
confectioners' sugar
2 c
creamy and/or crunchy peanut butter
2 c
rice crispies cereal
1 1/2 c
dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips
6 Tbsp
peanut butter, creamy

Directions Step-By-Step

In a large bowl mix together melted butter and confectioners' sugar.
Next, add 2 cups preferred peanut butter until well blended.
Finally, fold in rice crispies until well blended.
In bottom of a 13x11 glass baking dish that has been lined with plastic wrap & lightly sprayed with non-stick cooking spray, gently press mixture evenly into baking dish.
For the Topping:
In the microwave, melt the chocolate chips with the 6Tbsp creamy peanut butter, stirring until smooth. (Heat approx 30-45 seconds at a time, then stir & repeat until fully melted.)
Allow to cool to about room temperature and pour on top of peanut butter mixture. (I let it cool for about 10-15min.)
Chill until set but not hard. Chocolate will begin to lose its shiny appearance. (approx. 1hr & 15min.)
Cut into pieces of desired size. (I use a pizza cutter.)
Return to the refrigerator until chocolate has hardened completely. (Overnight is best.) The longer these are kept, the better they get.

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shawn eller Shawneepoo522
Dec 13, 2014
Oh so excited to see these! Roosevelt Middle School sold these for 25 cents, it's a good thing I was poor!
Lisa Byrd MaeveLola
Aug 25, 2012
@shawna - I'm glad I could help. I combined and tweeked 2 different recipes and finally got it right. Let me know what you think and if I shoulkd try anything different! :)
Shawna Bennett-Overy Shawna5376
Aug 19, 2012
I have been looking for a recipe for these for YEARS!!! We had them at our gradeschool and I loved them SO MUCH. Can't wait to try them!! Thank you for sharing!!
bev snee 1234567
Sep 30, 2011
Yes, you're right about the better they get after sitting. They did'nt last long either. They taste like Reese peanut butter cups only better!Thanks again Lisa.
Lisa Byrd MaeveLola
Sep 30, 2011
@bev - Thank you :) I'm glad you liked them!! It's crazy how easy these are. My husband's co-workers ask for these all the time so I make them about twice a month!! Oh and the longer they sit in the refrigerator, the better they get.